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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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8966. WAR (Prisoners of), Comfort of.
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8966. WAR (Prisoners of), Comfort of.

—Is an enemy so execrable, that, though in
captivity, his wishes and comforts are to be
disregarded and even crossed? I think not.
It is for the benefit of mankind to mitigate the
horrors of war as much as possible. The practice,
therefore, of modern nations, of treating
captive enemies with politeness and generosity,
is not only delightful in contemplation, but really
interesting to all the world, friends, foes and
To Governor Henry. Washington ed. i, 218. Ford ed., ii, 176.
(Alb. 1779)